Industrial Resource Utilization and Productivity:Understanding the Linkages

Industrial Cover

Edited by Anil Mital and Arun Pennathur

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This new compendium of recent advances in the use of modern technology and management concepts—from distributed virtual manufacturing enterprises to integrating green technology in a cost-effective manner to materials and energy savings—will offer engineers and technical managers the needed insight to plan for future growth and success.

For greater utilization and availability of resources in the workplace are directly related to better design and better engineering in the manufacturing economy. The book will explore how energy-efficient smart materials and structures hold tremendous potential for realizing cost savings and improving energy use in the modern industrial workplace. And it will show how industrial engineers have developed a variety of analytical and computer-based tools and technologies for planning, forecasting and scheduling resources including time, labor, and more recently, energy.

Readers will also find:

  • New trends in i-Manufacturing
  • Finding optimal ways to distribute goods and services
  • Human Resources Management in the context of efficient manufacturing
  • Resources Planning, Forecasting and Scheduling
  • Distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain Optimization
  • Green Design and Manufacturing

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Anil Mital

Anil Mital, PhD, is a professor of industrial engineering at the University of Cincinnati, where he is also a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has worked and consulted as an industrial engineer for a number of notable companies over the years, including Cincinnati Bell Information Systems, DuPont, Samsung Electronics, and the Miller Brewing Company.

Arun Pennathur

Arun Pennathur, PhD, is an associate professor of industrial engineering at the University of Texas, El Paso. He edits the International Journal of Industrial Engineering and the Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education. His research on human factors and engineering education is funded by NSF and NIH.